This is an English language website. Translations of this site into other languages posted on the internet are in violation of my copyright, are not authorized, and are probably bad translations that may confuse, alter, or even contradict what I say. I am not responsible for their errors or incoherence. -Glen Roberts 8/16/10


The red figure cited below - 7,201,693,000 - is from the UNC World Population Clock,
the most believable clock on the net, which is not connected to me or to this site.


World population March 27, 2012
7 billion 201 million 693 thousand

  Any date : A relentless cover-up by embedded media loyal to their rich growth loving owners may be confusing you, but overpopulation and growth of the human encampment are already beyond the "tipping point" and the result is not just global warming. The eco-system is NOW collapsing. But since continued profit flow depends on continued growth, since the rich insiders who effectively run the world don't want anyone to think about stopping it, no matter what it does to the world we live in, the media they own continue to cover up the truth about the pace of population growth and its implications.
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news analyst, media critic, and philosopher
on Cuba, Latin America and the world
editorofiamor@hotmail.com
Since March 4, 2004
iammyownreporter.com
The purpose of this site is to objectively fill some of the gaping hole left by mainstream media coverage of Cuba and Latin America. For the motives and qualifications of author Glen Roberts, click HERE.
MOST DOCUMENTS ON THIS SITE ARE LONG AND SHOULD BE DOWNLOADED TO BE CONVENIENTLY READ AND SHARED.

Unspinning the News

Nobody elected NATO
to rule the world
with bombing airplanes

  2 September 2011: Furthermore, nobody elected Barack Obama "leader of the free world." I'm pretty sure that most humans who DIDN'T vote for any such "world leader" think they "believe in" democracy, too. Personally, I never "believe IN" anything, because it's bad grammar, and I'm neither grammatically nor ungrammatically hot for democracy, anyway.
    But if you are, then when you read my obviously true assertions that "nobody elected NATO to rule the world with bombing airplanes" and "nobody elected Barack Obama leader of the free world," you should have responded, "Know what? That's true." Did you? And have you e-mailed a protest against Continue

  Any American can go to
 Cuba as his own reporter

   This document argues that any American, even under the so-called "Cuban travel ban," has the existential and constitutional right to go to Cuba as his own reporter without anyone's permission except possibly Cuba's. Read Document.

 Cubans choose socialism
    On a 6-week 2002 tour of Cuba, I surveyed 100 random Cubans about a petition reportedly signed by 98% of eligible voters to lock socialism into their constitution after George Bush accused Cuba of bio-terrorism involvement and Jimmy Carter refuted the lie from Cuba but also urged Cubans to adopt the American way. See Survey Intro, Interviews 1-17 Havana, 18-48 Baracoa, 49-73 on the road, 74-89 Cienfuegos, 90-100 Havana.


Santiago Ladies on May Day

"Cuban Notebooks"
by Glen Roberts
Watch me write this book

This book, based on 7 visits to Cuba, is being published here, chapter by chapter, as it is written. The original 10 chapters posted have been shuffled and altered, i.e. 1-4 were combined as chapter 1, a new 2 and 3 were inserted, I'm now writing a new 4, and the posted 4 beginning will become 5. Select any chapter by clicking on the number below.


Cienfuegos high school students pack the gazebo at Parque Marti

MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT CUBA
: For a review and dismissal of just a few common misconceptions about Cuba, click HERE.

FEB. '10: AN OPEN LETTER TO THE HAVANA TIMES - CLICK

JAN. '08: A FRIENDLY CRITIQUE OF PRESS FREEDOM IN CUBA - CLICK
ENERO '08: UNA CRITICA AMISTOSA SOBRE PRENSA LIBRE EN CUBA - CLICK

2007 UPDATES FROM CUBA: For a look at Cuba with Fidel on the bench posted from the island in January and February 2007, click HERE.

2005: BIRDS & BRUJAS IN ENCHANTED CATEMACO click HERE.

THREE APRIL '05 LETTERS FROM CUBA: Self-syndicated and offered
on the dates indicated to various U.S. media I knew wouldn't print them.
    "Human Rights in Cuba, April 14 from Havana," click HERE.
    "Viva y Habla Fidel!, April 22 from Cienfuegos," click HERE.
    "Elections in Cuba, April 29 from Havana," click HERE.

2004: SOUTH AMERICA COMPARED TO CUBA:
In the summer and fall of '04, the author toured eight South American countries to compare the "emerging western style free enterprise democracies" to Cuba, because, as members of the OAS and the UN, these countries are regularly armtwisted into censuring Cuba as the only country in the hemisphere still not "free." In three extensive documents listed below, the author confirms that, logically, it should be Cuba that censures the other countries, since only Cuba is free of a significant list of oppressive attributes found everywhere else, as these documents attest.
    "From Maracaibo," click HERE.
    "From the Andes," click HERE.
    "From the Cone" (includes South America Summary), click HERE.


LINKS:

Current, relevant daily & weekly reports easily accessed
through a tightly focused selection of reliable news links

Circles Robinson Online
Havana Times.org
Narco News Bulletin
The National Cuban Organization:
Cuba Headlines
Green Left Weekly
ACN Cuban News Agency
Venezuelanalysis.com
Granma International
Trabajadores
Latin American Newspapers
www.chavezcode.com

Other Informational Links

This is an English language website protected by Copyright. Translations of this site into other languages posted on the internet are in violation of my copyright, are not authorized, and are probably bad translations that may confuse, alter, or even contradict what I say. I am not responsible for their errors or incoherence. It is not OK to edit, alter, take credit for, or misinterpret anything on this site. Permission to link to any document on the site or to cite excerpts is extended only with credit given to me, Glen Roberts, and to iammyownreporter.com, and without changing or deleting anything or adding any headline or logo or in any way altering the import of the material. Permission is extended to distribute exact reproductions of ¨Any American Can Go to Cuba as His Own Reporter,¨ or ¨Misconceptions About Cuba,¨ if clearly credited to this site. Other republications of any part of this website are permissible only through arrangements made with me, Glen Roberts. It is not OK to use any part of this website to promote any product, candidate, cause, or anything else without my permission. This web publication is a one-man venture, but I may provide space for stylistically competent reports from very objective traveling writers with solid knowledge and experience of the places and situations reported. I answer all intelligent letters and questions sent to editorofiamor@hotmail.com.